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Poster: ststephen7 Date: Dec 6, 2006 6:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

I was wondering if anyone here new of any good guotes from the grateful dead or quotes about the grateful dead written by someone else. one of my favorites is " The deads instruments didn't just talk to eachother, they finished eachothers sentences, stole eachothers lunch money, stood best man at eachothers weddings and made eachother gallop and fly and bitch and laugh, scream, whisper and cry".
I forgot who the author of this one is but its found in the so many roads booklet

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Poster: BryanE Date: Dec 6, 2006 4:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

"These guys are the best garage band in the world!"

Stephen Stills

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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Dec 6, 2006 4:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

"the key is not to try to stop sin but to sin less"..jerry garcia.

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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Dec 6, 2006 4:14pm
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"gas,grass or ass no one rides for free" sticker on one of garcia's guitar,don't remember which guitar.

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Dec 6, 2006 4:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

An interesting quote from a Garcia Interview in Rolling Stone >>

"To get really high is to forget yourself and to forget
yourself is to see everything else-
And to see everything else is to become an understanding molecule in evolution, a conscious tool of the universe-
And I think every human being should be a conscious tool of the universe-
Thats why I think it's important to get high"

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Poster: cush11 Date: Dec 6, 2006 4:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

At long last... Justification!!! And a good excuse, and look, it's 4:20 right now!

And a priceless Garcia quote. Thanks cosmic...

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Poster: desact Date: Dec 6, 2006 4:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

Apparently Jerry didn't get through to everyone. This quote from Kurt Vonnegut made me laugh when I read it last year in "A Man Without a Country":

I did smoke a joint of marijuana one time with Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead, just to be sociable. It didn’t seem to do anything to me, one way or the other, so I never did it again.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 6, 2006 4:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

"They're not the best at what they do, they are the only ones who do what they do." Bill Graham

I know this is not directly on point, but I always loved what Dylan said about Jerry at the time of Garcia's death:

"There's no way to measure his greatness or magnitude as a person or as a player. I don't think eulogizing will do him justice. He was that great - much more than a superb musician with an uncanny ear and dexterity. He is the very spirit personified of whatever is muddy river country at its core and screams up into the spheres. He really had no equal. To me he wasn't only a musician and friend, he was more like a big brother who taught and showed me more than he'll ever know. There are a lot of spaces and advances between the Carter Family, Buddy Holly and, say, Ornette Coleman, a lot of universes, but he filled them all without being a member of any school. His playing was moody, awesome, sophisticated, hypnotic and subtle. There's no way to convey the loss. It just digs down really deep." - Bob Dylan

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Poster: deadmax Date: Dec 6, 2006 4:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

Well, this was from a Deadhead. I was at the Kaiser and as any good east-coast head would do, I was keeping my set list. THey started playing a song somewhere in the second set that I didnt recognize, but everyone else was really getting into it. So this guy was groovin and really paying attention to the stage so I figured he would know. So I went over to him and said, "Hey man, what is this?"

He looked at me and said, "it's the Grateful Dead!"

So after that I paid less attention to the songs and just listened to "the Grateful Dead". Said a lot.



I have never heard that quote from Dylan. That one really hits the spot. Damn, I miss those guys.

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Poster: BryanE Date: Dec 6, 2006 4:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

deadmax-
Hard to come up with anything that says it better than that. What a great little story!

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Poster: cush11 Date: Dec 6, 2006 4:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

Hmmmm, That sounds like something I would say. And I went to quite a few Kaiser/Oakland Aud shows. Hmmmm...

What run was it?

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Dec 6, 2006 4:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

another fav???

usually from me

"now many caps did I just eat???"

response

"you ate the stems too man"

reply

"shit" (as i glued myself to the wall - still dancin though)

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Poster: cush11 Date: Dec 6, 2006 4:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

I had this REALLY good paper for awhile, better than most any i've ever done! Very clean, very vivid, and VERY strong. One year at Irvine I was passing out pre show fun, there was this surfer dude that tagged along with one of my buds, I called him "tubular and glossy". OK, well he says "I never get off on just one hit!" So I gave him five! After the show, he was a mushroom! or cabbage, or... Nyuck, nyuck, my bad! :)

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Dec 6, 2006 5:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

i always loved those people who claimed to never get off on "one or two" and then when you handed them "more than one or two" of the "ultra clean" you ended up pealing them off the walls after they "manhandled" four or five - i used to laugh my ass off (not at them though directly though - never make a bad situation worse) just to myself.

so many supposed psychonauts would end up drooling by the end of the show - never understood the concept. i always wanted to watch the walls and vendor stations melt but still be able to dance and smile - not turn into a puddle in the corner of the venue - i could do that in the privacy of my own home for free if i so chose - to each his own i guess though.

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Poster: cush11 Date: Dec 6, 2006 5:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

Yup, that about sums it up...

Something on this thread though... After one of the early runs at Red Rocks, (I think) it was the Denver paper ran a review, the title was, "tousands of Deadheads slobber and sway"...

Catch you all a little later...

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Poster: TheGreat_and_Knowledgable Date: Dec 6, 2006 4:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

boo everyone quoted my bill graham one it truly is an amazing quote

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Poster: darkeyes Date: Dec 7, 2006 2:36pm
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"The Grateful Dead are like black licrice, you either like it or you don't".
Jerry Garcia

I also had a Tshirt that said "Morning Dew" and looked like the Mountain Dew soda can. I loved that shirt.

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Poster: BryanE Date: Dec 6, 2006 4:34pm
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"There is nothing like a Grateful Dead concert."

I don't know who was the first to come up with that one, but for many years it was the gospel truth. As time has gone on and the scene has expanded beyond the borders of The Grateful Dead itself, fests and such have continually developed which are definitely LIKE Grateful Dead concerts, but still, they pale in comparison to the real McCoy.

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Poster: sparky999255 Date: Dec 6, 2006 4:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

A high school friend of mine in the early 80's who I constantly tried to talk into going to a show with me would say..."I'll be grateful when they're dead."

Finally, convinced him to go in 1992 and he loved it. I work with him everyday now and he still goes to Phil & Ratdog shows with me. I never miss an opportunity to point out how wrong he was and how he cheated himself out of all those opportunities to see more shows.

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Poster: BryanE Date: Dec 6, 2006 4:58pm
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sparky-
Well, good for him. I always hated that line.

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Poster: BryanE Date: Dec 6, 2006 4:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

"When you hear The Grateful Dead, you hear the blues."

Etta James

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Poster: ststephen7 Date: Dec 6, 2006 5:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

right on blue devil i was thinking about both those both very good.
most over used guote is "what a long strang trip it's been"

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Poster: BryanE Date: Dec 6, 2006 5:06pm
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ststephen-
It's amazing how that phrase has became a cliche'. Pops up everywhere. Hunter probably just shakes his head and laughs.

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Poster: jhender501 Date: Dec 6, 2006 5:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead



"...why I oughta...."

Jerry to one of his daughters on the 12-31-87 broadcast when she
asked when she was getting her new car.


Jim

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Poster: BryanE Date: Dec 6, 2006 6:01pm
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"My mama didn't raise me to be no bench press!"

Jerry on the Letterman show during the "parlor trick" where Weir, Dave, Paul, and Biff lifted him.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 6, 2006 3:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

Not obscure by any means but one of my favorites was the Bill Graham one

" they're not the best at what they do, they're the only ones who do what they do"

another Bill one " I have never understood why more people don't take advantage of this inexpesive medicine" of course this was before the hit it big in 87.

then there's the great one by JErry when asked ( after singing the National Anthem at that Giants game )about finally getting respect:

" we're like bad architecture or old whores, the longer you've been around you start to get respectable" - not exactly word for word probably but pretty close.

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Dec 6, 2006 7:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

"He wants to watch"
This happened after a show and will probably only strike me as funny, but too bad.
We were still trippin pretty hard after a Philly show and were looking for something to nibble on and the Jello we had tried(while fascinating just to contemplate) was just not filling the void. My friend then produced a Snickers bar from his freezer and we decided that would probably be about the best thing ever. Because it was frozen we had to to first cut it up with a knife. As I am preparing to ration up the Snickers, I look up and see my friend eagerly watching the proceedings while holding a handfull of Jello up high. Eventually we all notice this and kind of stop what we're doing and stare questioningly at my friend with the raised Jello. He looks at us, at the Jello, at the Snickers, then back to the Jello. He turns to us and says, like it was the only answer in the world that made any kind of sense and we were stupid to even wonder why:
"He wants to watch"

From that day onwards, "He wants to watch" became the perfect answer to just about any question.
Sorry, I know you had to be there, but when someone asks me for a quote related to the Dead, I will forever answer "He wants to watch", and move on.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 6, 2006 4:01pm
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Another Bill G: "The Charles Atlas of the psychedelic set, the Grateful Dead."



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Poster: daliguana Date: Dec 6, 2006 3:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

Joseph Campbell, after witnessing a show, "They are transparent to the transcendental".

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Dec 6, 2006 4:47pm
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An old friend of mine once said, yeah, the revolution is over, it was over the first day, the rest of it is a cleanup operation. All this is a cleanup operation. It may go on for another fifty years, but I believe that the battle is over. The victory is won. It's done. It's over.
Jerry Garcia

And as far as I'm concerned, it's like I say, drugs are not the problem. Other stuff is the problem.
Jerry Garcia

And for me there's still more material than 20 lifetimes that I can use up.
Jerry Garcia

And the live show is still our main thing.
Jerry Garcia

And there's a lot of that stuff with people bringing their kids, kids bringing their parents, people bringing their grandparents - I mean, it's gotten to be really stretched out now. It was never my intention to say, this is the demographics of our audience.
Jerry Garcia

And Warner Bros. seems to be pretty much into re-releasing all of their catalog. So there's the Warner Bros. stuff and the stuff that we have control over, we're gradually re-releasing it. Some stuff we don't have control over.
Jerry Garcia

But audio is a component of video, so there's always been that anyway, and although we've never expressed a visual side apart from the Grateful Dead movie, I don't find it that remote, you know what I mean? It's a departure of sorts, but it's like a first cousin.
Jerry Garcia

But hey, when you live in Watts, you need a little smack to get by, you know what I mean? You need something soft and comfortable in your life, 'cause you're not going to get it from what's around you. And society isn't going to give it to you.
Jerry Garcia

Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.
Jerry Garcia

Death comes at you no matter what you do in this life, and to equate drugs with death is a facile comparison.
Jerry Garcia

For me, the lame part of the Sixties was the political part, the social part. The real part was the spiritual part.
Jerry Garcia

Hunter can write a melody and stuff like that, but his forte is lyrics. He can write a serviceable melody to hang his lyrics on, and sometimes he comes up with something really nice.
Jerry Garcia

I don't know why, it's the same reason why you like some music and you don't like others. There's something about it that you like. Ultimately I don't find it's in my best interests to try and analyze it, since it's fundamentally emotional.
Jerry Garcia

I don't think that Slaughterhouse-Five was successful movie material. In fact, Vonnegut's books mostly I don't feel are movie material.
Jerry Garcia

I have all the patience in the world about Sirens. For me it's not a Grateful Dead project, it's a Me project.
Jerry Garcia

I mean, just because you're a musician doesn't mean all your ideas are about music. So every once in a while I get an idea about plumbing, I get an idea about city government, and they come the way they come.
Jerry Garcia

I mean, whatever kills you kills you, and your death is authentic no matter how you die.
Jerry Garcia

I read somewhere that 77 per cent of all the mentally ill live in poverty. Actually, I'm more intrigued by the 23 per cent who are apparently doing quite well for themselves.
Jerry Garcia

I think it's too bad that everybody's decided to turn on drugs, I don't think drugs are the problem. Crime is the problem. Cops are the problem. Money's the problem. But drugs are just drugs.
Jerry Garcia

I'm not trying to clock scores in this lifetime, it's just that things are better now than they were like five, ten years ago. Music has gotten a lot better. There's a lot of people who are committed to - soulfully.
Jerry Garcia

I'm shopping around for something to do that no one will like.
Jerry Garcia

I've always been really fond - in folk music, I've always been fond of the fragment. The song that has one verse. And you don't know anything about the characters, you don't know what they're doing, but they're doing something important. I love that. I'm really a sucker for that kind of song.
Jerry Garcia

If we had any nerve at all, if we had any real balls as a society, or whatever you need, whatever quality you need, real character, we would make an effort to really address the wrongs in this society, righteously.
Jerry Garcia

Music, once you're in that thing where it gets to be so facile, where it's all technique and no substance. It looked like it was going to hang there for a good long time, but luckily it didn't last very long, because ultimately it's really boring. People are not that interested in it.
Jerry Garcia

Nobody stopped thinking about those psychedelic experiences. Once you've been to some of those places, you think, "How can I get back there again but make it a little easier on myself?"
Jerry Garcia

Our strong suit is what we do, and our audience.
Jerry Garcia

So it's one of those things where we have to - our problem is pacing ourselves and still reaching a large enough number of our audience. Because we don't want to burn the audience. And we don't want to be excluding anybody.
Jerry Garcia

So we are pretty convinced we don't want to play huge stadiums unless we can play them well.
Jerry Garcia

Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
Jerry Garcia

Stuff that's hidden and murky and ambiguous is scary because you don't know what it does.
Jerry Garcia

The alternate media are becoming important and viable alternatives to playing live. Records, videos, that kind of thing. They're going to start to count for something. Because there's only a limited amount of us-time available to us.
Jerry Garcia

The real problems are cultural. The problems of the people who take drugs as a cultural trap - I think there's a real problem there, the crack stuff, the hopelessness of the junkie. The urban angst.
Jerry Garcia

The whole thing is remembering, this is who we are. Remember who we are? We are in reality a group of misfits, crazy people, who have voluntarily come together to work this stuff out and do the best we can and try to be as fair as we possibly can with each other, and just struggle through life.
Jerry Garcia

There is a road, no simple highway, between the dawn and the dark of night, and if you go, no one may follow, that path is for your steps alone.
Jerry Garcia

We're not uncomfortable with it, and we've already been through enough of the music business where I'm not really worried that commercial success is going to in some way - we're already past saving, you know what I mean? It's too late for us.
Jerry Garcia

Yeah, I think we have to. If we want our shows to be - if we want the quality of the shows to be good, and we want the energy to be high, and if we want to be in good enough physical shape to do them, and not exhaust ourselves on the road, and not get stale, we have to pace.
Jerry Garcia

You do not merely want to be considered just the best of the best. You want to be considered the only ones who do what you do.
Jerry Garcia

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 6, 2006 5:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

Ah--soooo good to see this all here in one spot...thanks, Earl.

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Poster: Scrim Date: Dec 7, 2006 10:04am
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Back when the Hells Angels used to do security at their shows, an interviewer asks Jerry if he's scared of them:

"Hell yes I'm afraid of them! They are the best at doing anything that is bad."

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Poster: deadmax Date: Dec 6, 2006 7:57pm
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"THE FAT MAN ROCKS!!!!!"

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Poster: ststephen7 Date: Dec 6, 2006 8:07pm
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deadmax, did you just make that one up, because thats a really good one

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Poster: deadmax Date: Dec 6, 2006 8:24pm
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I had a VW bus with a four by four as the back bumper. I came out of a Greek Show that was a particularly good show. I had done some fungi that were still very strong and I was bopping along thinking how great Jerry was and how my reality was being rippled and waved as I walked into the warm, eucalyptus night and all I could hear was Jerry's guitar and it...was...rippin!! (in my head).

And a guy was standing there holding up a white bumper sticker with four bold black words...THE FAT MAN ROCKS.

It was the only bumper sticker I ever had but it summed it all up for me so well.

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Poster: cush11 Date: Dec 6, 2006 10:08pm
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Lesh is More

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Poster: willowgordon Date: Dec 6, 2006 10:20pm
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Bass great, Lesh Philling

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Poster: JodyC Date: Dec 7, 2006 9:16am
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I bought that shirt for my brother. Done using the Miller beer logos.

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Poster: cush11 Date: Dec 6, 2006 10:27pm
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Not sure that I've seen that one... But I like it!

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Poster: willowgordon Date: Dec 6, 2006 10:46pm
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Wish I could claim it, saw it on a bumper sticker back in the day...heads were "culture jamming" way before Adbusters magazine came along.

Weir on a mission from Bob.

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Poster: cush11 Date: Dec 6, 2006 11:09pm
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and yet another sticker... Drop till you Dance!

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Poster: Dancinbears Date: Dec 6, 2006 6:13pm
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"We're not in the entertainment business, we're in the transportation business. We move minds."




Mickey Hart

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Poster: another one Date: Dec 6, 2006 6:52pm
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ok the hart qoute was just awesome

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Poster: high flow Date: Dec 6, 2006 7:10pm
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On 12-29-71 Bill Graham intro, Bill quotes an audience member who desribed the Grateful Dead as an 'environment'. And Bill goes on, "and, I thought that was just one of the most beautiful things...The Grateful Dead!"

Sumthin' like that....great show.....a favorite...fo' sho'...

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Poster: north bound train Date: Dec 6, 2006 7:10pm
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Robert Hunter, in an open, written response to a scholarly critic of the music of the Grateful Dead (a work charging the music is oft nonsense), titled "Fractures of Unfamiliarity & Circumvention in Pursuit of a Nice Time."

How does a song mean?
As long as allusions can be codified, the semiotician is content, knowing that "meaning" is a case-sensitive term with scant referentiality outside implementation of primitive needs. When the semiotician suspects allusiveness without corresponding exact reference, he charges the poet with nonsense. Nonsense is a loaded word, the meaning of which is unclear. If it is understood as "intentional multi-referentiality without predetermined hierarchy" rather than "meaningless blather" one would find no fault with the term. But it isn't, so the charge of "nonsense" and "meaninglessness" levied by a scholarly and plausible source, does much to put people off exploring further.

"The repair sad mutthead forkbender orange in the how are you, did they?" is nonsense without reference, hence not allusive. Had it discernible rhythm, it might be termed 'rhythm allusive' but my example lacks even that. The only way on earth such a sentence would likely get written is as an example of a null allusive set. Bingo! An allusion! To Set Theory! The exception that proves the rule.

http://arts.ucsc.edu/gdead/agdl/fauthrep.html

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Poster: gphishmon Date: Dec 6, 2006 8:27pm
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The repair sad mutthead forkbender orange in the how are you, did they?" is nonsense without reference, hence not allusive. Had it discernible rhythm, it might be termed 'rhythm allusive' but my example lacks even that.

Lacks discernible rhythm? What if you leave out the initial "The" and sing it to the tune of "Rabid victim martyr stranded level-headed boy, you better bend?"

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Poster: JodyC Date: Dec 6, 2006 8:12pm
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Nice.

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Poster: Max Chorak Date: Dec 6, 2006 6:45pm
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I'm really surprised no one mentioned:

"It's pretty clear now that what looked like it might have been some kind of counterculture is, in reality, just the plain old chaos of undifferentiated weirdness."
-Jerry Garcia

and

I can envisage a new world in which society has a way for there to be music, whose function is to get you high, that's the sort of thing we're hammering at.
To get really high is to forget yourself and to forget yourself is to see everything else;
and to see everything else is to become an understanding molecule in evolution, a conscious tool of the universe.
That's why I think it's important to get high.
- Jerry Garcia



My father (anti drug, anti hippie sort of, neutral to the dead, thought garcia was just "some drug addict") always recited, or at least part of, that undifferentiated nothingness quote. :D

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Poster: Max Chorak Date: Dec 6, 2006 6:48pm
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"It's a joke. Greed and the desire to take drugs are two separate things. If you want to separate the two, the thing you do is make drugs legal. Accept the reality that people do want to change their consciousness and make an effort to make safer, healthier drugs."
- Jerry Garcia - Rolling Stone interview 1989

"Tipper and Al (Gore) came to a show the last time we were in Washington. They're nice people, a nice family. We made every effort not to frighten them."
- Jerry Garcia

^ that one is thought was pretty funny :P

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Dec 7, 2006 4:24am
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I know I'm gettin in late witht this, but the cold medicine is making my brain mushy....ok, mushier.

Question: "Hey, Bill Walton, what's the best Dead show you've ever seen?"

Answer: "The next one"

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Poster: SactownTom Date: Dec 7, 2006 9:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

Once again late to the party--don't know if anybody will see this, but...
"The Grateful Dead isn't about cranking out rock n roll. the Grateful Dead is about getting high" Jerry Garcia

I was surprised this one hadn't been referenced. It may not be word for word, but it's pretty close.

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Poster: ststephen7 Date: Dec 7, 2006 11:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

cant remember who said this but it was "now that the singer is gone where can i go for the song"

a quote from garcia at a show from 5/15/70 with the new riders jerry say's to someone on stage after they had broke a string "you only need 6 strings if your really pickey"

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 7, 2006 12:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

Robert Hunter said that is his Eulogy